Canonical announced their release of Ubuntu JeOS (Just Enough Operating System, pronounced "juice") for VMware last week in San Francisco at the WMworld conference. This version will be a more compact and higher performance base for virtual machine "appliances" that bundle the operating system with higher level software.
Animated wallpaper may not be very useful, it just looks sweet. In this how-to I will explain setting up an animated background that works with Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu using a program called XWinWrap.
Zattoo delivers free Live-TV (P2P IPTV) to Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops. Depending on the country you live in you can select between multiple real TV stations to watch (if Zattoo is available in your country). This article shows how you can install the Zattoo player on an Ubuntu desktop.
Who doesn’t like the idea of open source, of sharing, and that every one who is able to can change software to his/her likings and share the changes with the rest of the free software world? Unfortunately, it takes a big deal of self-restraint to only use completely liberated software.
Now, the Ubuntu 7.04 that Dell ships with their systems, is available to download.
This is a fun short article describing the popularity of Ubuntu.
I boot my Ubuntu laptop and log in. Shortly after logging in, the IO onslaught begins. I open up a terminal and 'top' exposes the offender 'trackerd'. I begin the motion to kill it. This is a familiar sequence for me, something I have done every day since, well, so long ago I can't remember the exact day I started doing it. A few weeks, at least. Today I hesitate.
My friend Ashe, who is also an Wbuntu user as I understand it, posted a discussion on the Google Linux Rumormill over on her blog. I thought I’d share my response to her queery, (”If Google released it’s own OS, would you play around with it?) with the planet users.
It seems fedora is loosing popularity and Ubuntu is rapidly gaining popularity, although fedora has been around and has a bit of seniority since it is sponsored by Red Hat Linux. I used to run Red Hat Linux...
I have known about this page for quite a while now, I think I decided not to share it because I hack peoples wep/wpa networks lol.. But anyways this site generates completely random Ultra High Security passwords that are generated just for you, the site never gives the same password twice and uses some extremely advanced scrambling technology to generate these passphrases.
"Every time this page is displayed, our server generates a unique set of custom, high quality, cryptographic-strength password strings which are safe for you to use:"
Dell has released a custom "remastered" Ubuntu 7.04 installation CD ISO that can be used to install Ubuntu on an Inspiron 1420 or 530. The ISO automatically installs all of the drivers and fixes that are required to make Ubuntu fully functional on those systems.
Dell laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled currently ship with a regular Ubuntu 7.04 installation CD that can be used to reinstall the operating system from scratch after reformatting. Unfortunately, the default Ubuntu installation does not include the best drivers so dell has a new remastered custom ubuntu cd just for you.
The "remastered" installation ISO could also be used by Inspiron 1420 and 530 owners who didn't buy their laptops with Ubuntu preinstalled, but wish to install it themselves...
I really dont see why distrowatch.org is reporting that PCLinuxOS is more popular, id think the worlds top search engine stats should be actively on Distrowatch.org instead of there pathetic rating system...
Here is some good information on learning how to modify/configure and tweak Boot Processes with a variety of tools...
Lenovo, the forth largest computer manufacturer in the world, is wondering what Linux distribution to support on their Thinkpad computers.
Personal Package Archives is Launchpad’s new beta feature that builds and hosts Ubuntu .deb packages in your very own apt repository.
Until now, Parallels has had problems compiling the the newest ubuntu kernels and now is working absolutely great on my ubuntu machine, i just ditched qemu, virtualbox, and vmware! Dont ditch yours just yet untill you have a feel of this Virtualization Solution that has suprised the hell out of me.
So far I have tried Windows XP, and PC-BSD and they both run much smoother on my box, it has new technology that takes full advantage of your hardware.
Here are some features..and a direct download :)
I am writing this guide as a concerned member of the Ubuntu Community. Security is a concern for us all and in welcoming new (and experienced) users to Ubuntu I would like to demystify the complexities of security that come with your new OS.
The Mythbuntu team is happy to announce the release of Mythbuntu Alpha 4. This release is also based on Gutsy and should be considered Alpha quality until final release. It is at a very usable stage, and sports bleeding edge packages.
IBM will join the OpenOffice.org community and contribute code and resources, the company announced today. IBM has been a major supporter of the Open Document Format (ODF) which originated at OpenOffice.org, but hadn't yet taken the plunge to help out with the development.